Yeah, I know you don't have to do #2 right now, dude. But the space ship robots say we're low on fuel, so ...Photo: LIFE/James Vaughan Astronauts live pretty bizarre lives: chillin' in zero gravity, drinking Tang, and having their poop freeze-dried and now possibly eaten by bacteria to generate electricity. At least that's part of the 2011 space odyssey for the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which is launching a $5 million satellite in the first half of 2011 to figure out the feasibility of this space oddity. The satellite will be carrying a crapload payload …
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